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Source: The Register
Author: Chris Mellor
CommVault has added a cloud connector to its Simpana archiving package so customers can archive data to disk or to various vaults in the sky.
Simpana is a data protection and management software suite that can store deduplicated data on tape, in drive arrays and now in the cloud, what Simpana calls "far line" storage.
It's quite straightforward to use and as far as the archiving of files, databases and messaging application data is concerned nothing changes at all. A wizard is used to create a Cloud Disk Library which can be shared between one or more CommVault media agents.
Customer data is sucked into the Simpana vault exactly as before, only the destination is different. The Simpana manager can specify several cloudy destinations: Amazon's S3, EMC's Atmos (soon), Iron Mountain's cloud, Microsoft's Azure and the Nirvanix SDN cloud.